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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 12th, 2020

Banks

Larry Joe Hopper, Gillsville
Larry Joe Hopper of Gillsville, Ga. passed away February 12, 2020.   Survivors include his mother Ora Bell Hopper; loving companion, Barbara Brewer; 2 daughters, ...
Paul Wright Sutton, 66, Lula
Paul Wright Sutton, age 66 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Born in Hiawassee, Georgia on October 17, 1953, he was a son of the late Cicero Lumpkin Sutton & ...

Dawson

Wansley Pruitt Payne, 84, Dawsonville
Wansley Pruitt Payne, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  She was born in 1936, to the late George Clifford and Ezel Pruitt.  Wansle ...

Hall

Paul Edward (Ed) Wilson, 97, Murrayville
Paul Edward (Ed) Wilson, age 97, of Murrayville, Ga died Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14 ...

Jackson

Doris Wilson Beeco, 93, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Wilson Beeco, age 93 of Commerce, Georgia (Dry Pond Community) who entered into rest Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  Mrs. B ...

Other

Geraldine “Jerry” Payne Waddell of Onancock, VA passed away at her home in Gainesville, GA on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Services will be held on Monday, February ...
Jonathan Leahy, 21, Fuquay Varina
Jonathan Benjamin Leahy, age 21, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina passed away on February 12, 2020. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020.  The ...

Stephens

John Richard Sabato, 60, Toccoa
Mr. John Richard Sabato age 60 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday February 12, 2020 at his residence. A son of the late Peter and Frances Linck Sabato, he was born March 2, 1959 in ...

White

Jill Renee Holland Alderman, 41, Sautee Nacoochee
Jill Renee Holland Alderman, age 41, of Clermont, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Emory University Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sund ...
Jean Kennedy, 87, Cleveland
Jean Kennedy of Cleveland, GA passed away on February 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. Jean was born on December 31, 1932 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late Vidalia ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.